Hayes’ one-hitter highlights Saturday’s doubleheader with Penn State

Hayes improves to 3-2 with a one-hitter over Penn State Two fantastic starting performances by Illinois’ Doug Hayes and Cole Bellair resulted in just win in Saturday’s doubleheader with Penn State.  Hayes pitched the first complete game one-hitter by an Illini pitcher in nine years to win Game 1 by…

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Home Sweet Home! Illinois welcomes Penn State for Big Ten opener

Illinois sees the return of catcher Jason Goldstein this weekend “There’s no place like home”, said Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz but I think the Illinois baseball players are probably thinking the same thing.  Illinois (8-10) is looking to start off the Big Ten conference portion of the season…

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Illinois baseball faces intrastate battle this weekend in Carbondale

J.D. Nielsen effective out of the pen with a 1.74 ERA You could almost say that Illinois baseball (6-7) is going to the dogs.  This weekend the Illini will face the Huskies of Northern Illinois and the Salukis of Southern Illinois.  The good guys are traveling to Carbondale, Illinois for…

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Illinois baseball looks to continue winning streak at Coastal Carolina Invitational

After a big weekend, Adam Walton is now hitting .306 A week after their clean sweep at the Stetson Invitational, Illinois baseball (6-3) looks to continue their success on the road again.  They will participate in four games at the Coastal Carolina Invitational in Conway, South Carolina.  They will face…

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Series win against FGCU brings Illinois baseball back to .500

Jason Goldstein is 10 for 24 through two weeks Illinois displayed a significantly better showing this weekend against weekend against Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.  At least, the won-loss record looks a lot better.  With two wins to start the weekend and a very close loss on Sunday,…

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Illini salvage opening weekend with comeback win against Tulane on Sunday

No longer on the sidelines: four doubles for Anthony Drago this weekend After losing the first two games to #19 Tulane Green Wave in New Orleans, the Fighting Illini baseball team rallied on Sunday for their first victory of the season.  The opening series of the college season was anticipated…

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Coach Hartleb’s opening week press conference emphasizes peer leadership, flexibility

Eight floors above the snow-covered football field of Memorial Stadium, there was talk of baseball over the lunch hour.  Catcher Jason Goldstein, pitcher JD Nielsen, and head coach Dan Hartleb came to talk to the local sports media about the Illinois baseball program at the expansive media box atop of…

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